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Monday August 31,1987This date in baseball
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Games on 1987-08-31

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Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Seattle Mariners3Baltimore Orioles4BoxMike GriffinMike MorganTom Niedenfuer
Kansas City Royals3Chicago White Sox5BoxJose DeLeonDanny JacksonBobby Thigpen
Cleveland Indians7Detroit Tigers2BoxJohn FarrellFrank Tanana(none)
Oakland Athletics1New York Yankees4BoxRon GuidryCurt YoungTim Stoddard
California Angels8Toronto Blue Jays7BoxWillie FraserTom HenkeGary Lucas
Chicago Cubs4Houston Astros3BoxLes LancasterDanny DarwinLee Smith
Philadelphia Phillies4Los Angeles Dodgers2BoxShane RawleyBob WelchSteve Bedrosian
Atlanta Braves3Pittsburgh Pirates7BoxMike DunneJeff Dedmon(none)
New York Mets6San Diego Padres5BoxJesse OroscoKeith ComstockRoger McDowell
Montreal Expos0San Francisco Giants5BoxDave DraveckyDennis Martinez(none)
Cincinnati Reds0St. Louis Cardinals4BoxJohn TudorTed Power(none)

Standings as of 1987-08-31

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1987 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Detroit Tigers1297752.597--73259813436-2841-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill LajoieTiger Stadium332112.636
223Toronto Blue Jays1317754.5881.068654314338-3039-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium311912.613
335New York Yankees1317457.5654.06425964633-3641-21W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Woody WoodwardYankee Stadium I311516.484
447Milwaukee Brewers1307060.5387.5702694832-3138-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium322111.656
5917Boston Red Sox1296267.48115.06816671421-4341-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou GormanFenway Park331617.485
61220Baltimore Orioles1316071.45818.0624689-6533-3427-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium31724.226
71426Cleveland Indians1325181.38627.5591771-18021-4230-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe KleinCleveland Stadium301020.333
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1987 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
159Minnesota Twins1326963.523--662674-1226-4343-20W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom KellyAndy MacPhailHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome301614.533
2611Oakland Athletics1316764.5111.56756334231-3336-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaSandy AldersonOakland-Alameda County Coliseum311417.452
3713California Angels1326666.5003.0623639-1633-3033-36W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike PortAnaheim Stadium30921.300
4814Kansas City Royals1316566.4963.5568565328-4137-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John SchuerholzRoyals Stadium311813.581
51018Texas Rangers1306169.4697.0685702-1727-3834-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tom GrieveArlington Stadium321418.438
61119Seattle Mariners1316170.4667.5606671-6527-3534-35L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick BaldersonThe Kingdome311714.548
71324Chicago White Sox1305575.42313.0594629-3530-3525-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry HimesComiskey Park322210.688
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1987 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111St. Louis Cardinals1307951.608--68957111841-2738-24W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Dal MaxvillBusch Stadium II321616.500
224New York Mets1317457.5655.56555787733-3041-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium311813.581
336Montreal Expos1307357.5626.06005901034-2839-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill StonemanOlympic Stadium321814.563
4510Philadelphia Phillies1316863.51911.5595609-1431-3237-31W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill GilesVeterans Stadium311219.387
5612Chicago Cubs1306664.50813.0606636-3032-3434-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dallas GreenWrigley Field311021.323
6921Pittsburgh Pirates1316071.45819.5575620-4523-4237-29W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Syd ThriftThree Rivers Stadium312011.645
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1987 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148San Francisco Giants1327062.530--6175556236-3234-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Roger CraigAl RosenCandlestick Park302010.667
2715Houston Astros1316566.4964.5535542-727-4138-25L6T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerAstrodome311120.355
3816Cincinnati Reds1326468.4856.0641636531-3433-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill BergeschRiverfront Stadium302010.667
41022Atlanta Braves1305674.43113.0614652-3823-4333-31L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Chuck TannerBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium311318.419
51123Los Angeles Dodgers1315675.42713.5501551-5025-4231-33L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred ClaireDodger Stadium311714.548
61225San Diego Padres1315477.41215.5550638-8823-4131-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium311120.355

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Mike FlanaganP35.259Traded by Orioles to Blue Jays for Jose Mesa and Oswaldo Peraza. 
Gene GarberP39.292Traded by Braves to Royals for Terry Bell. 
Gary LavelleP38.240Signed as Free Agent by Athletics. 
Dave LeiperP25.074Traded by Athletics with Rob Nelson to Padres for Storm Davis. 
Phil NiekroP48.152Released by Blue Jays. 
Oswaldo PerazaP24.316Traded by Blue Jays with Jose Mesa to Orioles for Mike Flanagan. 
Pat PerryP28.208Traded by Cardinals to Reds for Scott Terry.